Produce storage

Produce Storage Bags – Getting Ahead with Your Lettuce

  Lettuce leaves me frustrated.  Bananas are ripe for making me angry.  I buy broccoli and cauliflower but I cannot seem to get ahead.  Puns aside, produce buying drives me bonkers. … Continued

Pronunciation of Chicken Divan

Questions and Answers – Pronunciation of Chicken Divan   Question: I am trying to find the pronunciation for the dish chicken divan.  Is it divan (as in like the couch) … Continued

Rancid Wood Salad Bowl

Rancid Wood Salad Bowl   Question: Hope you can help me.  I have a good wooden salad bowl that has turned rancid, tried scrubbing with soap and water even soaking … Continued

Raw Eggs and Pasteurization

Questions and Answers – Raw Eggs and Pasteurization   Question: How do I pasteurize an egg?  I had Tippins (I live in Kansas City) French silk pie yesterday, (Christmas) and, … Continued

Reactive Pan vs. Non-Reactive Pan

Questions and Answers – Reactive Pan vs. Non-Reactive Pan     Question: What is a non-reactive skillet? – Debbie Jordan (1/20/01)   Answer: Reactive Pan:  It is one made from a material … Continued

Recipe and Baking Ingredients

Royal Icing Recipe Peggy Weaver answers your most frequently asked questions about her Royal Icing Recipe. Troubleshoot your icing and learn some helpful tips. QUESTION: Would you please share your … Continued

Rice Brand Oil

Rice Bran Oil

The following information and photos are courtesy of the California Rice Oil web site. Rice is one of the world’s most important food crops and more than half of the … Continued

Rice Starch

Questions and Answers – Rice Starch, Amylose, Amylopectin     Question: For some reason, we seem always to have rice that is sticky/clumpy.  I want to have rice that is … Continued

Roasting Perfect Turkey Guidelines

Roasting Perfect Turkey Guidelines

  Roasting Perfect Turkey Guidelines Learn How to Roast the Thanksgiving and Christmas Turkey   It is hard to beat the classic roast turkey with the wonderful aromas that waft from … Continued

Rosemary – Rosmarinus Officinalis

Question and Answer – Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)   Question: I would appreciate it if you could tell me what is the equivalent in Spanish or Latin of “rosemary.” – Marco … Continued

Saffron Threads

Saffron – Crocus Sativus – Spanish Saffron

  Saffron is the stigma of the crocus flower, which originally came from Asia Minor.  Saffron is called “zafran” in Spanish.   Today almost three-quarters of the world’s production of saffron … Continued

Sage - Salvia Officinalis

Sage – Salvia Officinalis

  Sage is a Wonderful Addition to Your Kitchen Herb Garden Sage – Salvia Officinalis has a long and glorious past.  Throughout history, sage has had more to do with … Continued

Salmon en Croute

Questions and Answers – Definition of Salmon en Croute   Question: What does Salmon en Croute meant?  Being a court reporter, I hear all kinds of terms.  In a deposition … Continued

Salt in Baking

  Questions and Answers – Salt in Baking   Question: How do you know how much salt to add to bake good like yeast bread, pie dough and sweet dough … Continued

Dutch Oven Camp Cooking

Sandblasting Cast Iron Pans

Techniques for Restoring an old Cast Iron Skillet Sandblasting Cast Iron Pans Learn how to restore old cast iron pans with this unique technique. Breathe new life into second hand … Continued